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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black Blasts Obama Administration’s Secret Ransom Payment to Iran

August 3, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement on reports of the Obama Administration’s secret payment of $400 million to the Iranian government:

“We’ve known all along that the Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran was a deal with the devil, but ever since the White House signed on the dotted line, the details of this agreement have become even scarier,” said Congressman Diane Black. “Earlier this year, we learned that the Obama Administration led a campaign to deliberately mislead the public about the consequences of this deal, and this morning a bombshell report found that they negotiated a secret payment of $400 million to the Iranian government just as four Americans were released from Tehran – then tried to pass it off as a convenient coincidence. By continuing to kowtow to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, all while trying to hide their actions from Congress and the American people, the Obama Administration will only put more lives at risk along the way. Americans deserve a Commander in Chief who will fight to destroy hostile Islamic regimes, instead of paying them off as this President has done.”



Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and Budget Committee